“The use of game-based learning is part of the education revolution that is challenging the belief that textbooks are automatically better than video games,” said Shane Lennon, vice president of marketing for DimensionU.
New York, NY (PRWEB) September 14, 2011
Ntiedo (NT) Etuk, chief executive officer and co-founder of game-based developer DimensionU (formerly Tabula Digita), will be a featured panelist this Thursday, September 15 at the BMO Capital Markets 11th Annual Back to School Education Conference. The event, which will be held at the Grand Hyatt in New York City, is expected to attract the industry's leading institutional investors and specialists, with leading public and private education companies scheduled to present.
Etuk, joined by Compass Learning president and CEO, Eric Loeffel and Peter Saretsky, CFO of Achieve3000, will participate in an industry panel discussion from 11:15 a.m. -12:00 p.m. titled: “It’s Here: the Technology-Enabled Classroom.”
On Friday, September 16th, Etuk will be a featured panelist at the Gamification Summit NYC on the topic of “Learning to Love Fun Again: Education and Training the Gamified Way.” Etuk and fellow panelists from Pearson, Rosetta Stone, Big Door, Greenopolis, and Beat the GMAT, will demonstrate how traditional education already has many game mechanics at play and how this is helping educators motivate and engage their students in new and innovative ways.
As a leading immersive game-based learning solution, DimensionU educational video games have been shown to develop a higher level of analytical problem solving skills for mathematics and a deeper understanding of essential literacy skills. Currently, more than 75 school districts across the country are using DimensionU games, including New York City Public Schools, Chicago Public Schools, Miami-Dade, Marion, and Broward County Public Schools in Florida, and Dallas, Austin and Ft. Worth Independent School Districts in Texas.
“The use of game-based learning is part of the education revolution that is challenging the belief that textbooks are automatically better than video games,” said Shane Lennon, vice president of marketing for DimensionU. “Our games have been proven to incorporate the best of everything that we want to stimulate in the education process – collaboration, competition, effort, training, reward for achievement, and pride of success. These very same attributes will be necessary as students migrate to the working world of the 21st century. And the more we conduct high-level discussions at key conferences about the value of gaming and technology, the better our students will be prepared for the futute.”
A leading authority in education and small business ventures, Etuk was recently invited as part of a select group of entrepreneurs and working individuals representing a myriad of industries to the White House to attend a televised speech by President Obama for the American Jobs Act.
Earlier this year Etuk was named to the “ones to watch in Silicon Alley” list by the esteemed Crain’s New York Business publication. In 2010 he was selected by Technology & Learning magazine as one of the 30 Future Leaders of Education Technology, and that same year was named a Henry Crown Fellow by the Aspen Institute.
DimensionU represents a universe of educational video games and rewards where students practice core K-12 subjects including math, literacy, and science.
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